Would you rather?

Hey everyone if you haven’t noticed Nicole and I put up an interactive board on the maintenance door by our rooms! This will be updated every week or two with a new would you rather. Everyone has a clothes pin with their name on it and you can put yours on the option you like best. It’s a fun thing that you can use to keep you mind off of finals coming up! Good luck with and projects or exams you have!

~Ryan and Nicole



Engineering Event

Thank you to everyone who came to our engineering program last week! Dr. Horne, a mechanical engineering professor,  came in and talked to us about engineering and classes. He gave us advice on different general engineering classes to take and told as about what it actually means to be an engineer. I hope everyone who came enjoyed it!



Study abroad!!

If you haven’t noticed we got a new bulletin board this weekend!! It’s posted outside the kitchen in the lounge area. It talks about studying abroad and how the whole thing works! Studying abroad is a great experience for students to go to school in another country and experience life out of the United States! I encourage everyone to look at the board and see all the cool places you could go and what studying abroad entails. Have a good Thanksgivings break!


Comedian Jose Barrientos

On Saturday 11/19 a couple residents and I went to the CPR “Stand Up Saturday” featuring Jose Barrientos. Jose Barrientos is a Comedian who was born in Mexico and legally came to the U.S. Jose however doesn’t have an accent because hes basically always lived here. Jose had given multiple jokes and stories involving stereotypes about Mexicans. At first it seemed interesting that a comedian is talking about stereotypes and if they are true or not. However, he taught us about stereotypes in a way that was fun and interesting but yet still educational. He told one story where for a whole 4 months at a community college he had pretended to have a strong Mexican accent. At the college he had basically made up a whole story about his life, living in Mexico, and how he got here. He had told everyone he first got here illegally and lived in Mexico almost his whole life. He was able to share with us all the reactions that people gave before and after they found out he actually lived here most his live. He also talked about stereotypes of Mexican mannerisms and past times. All in all, Jose was a super funny guy and taught us truths about stereotypes in a really fun way!

Don’t be SAD

Why so SAD???

SAD is Seasonal Affective Disorder which is a type of depression that’s related to changes in season. 

Check out the bulletin board to learn more about SAD with symptoms and what you can do to help it. 

~Nicole Haller 

Registering for Classes

Registering for classes can become very stressful. Check out this bulletin board for some tips and tricks. 

Ryan and I are always here to help with signing up for classes. 

Also, I am going for industrial engineering and really love to plan. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help you plan for your future years at Platteville. 



Cookie monster is always craving cookies but too many cookies can be unhealthy. So during this winter and cold weather months, check out some healthy alternative instead of cookies such as: 

  • Yogurt with homade granola
  • Fresh fruit
  • Smoothies
  • Banana bread
  • Cereal bars